recording of The Valley of Silent Men
, by James Oliver Curwood.
Subtitled: A Story of the Three River Country
. James Kent has learned that he is terminally ill with perhaps only days to live, and so decides to confess to a murder and thus save an innocent man. Nobody believes his confession, particularly Marette, a mysterious girl who had shown up at Athabasca Landing only weeks before. Kent’s illness takes a turn and his death is postponed, and he sets about to find out more about the girl, who he ends up falling in love with, although she’ll not reveal her past to him, nor what she knows about the murder. A story of intrigue, suspense, action, and above all, a story of love in the furthest outreaches of the Great White North where three great rivers flow; the Athabasca, the Slave, and the McKenzie, and where somewhere is hidden The Valley of Silent Men.
(Summary by Roger Melin)
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January 14, 2009
A little out of my genre
I tend to prefer a mystery with more action in it. This novel was more of a romance than action. A lot of time, 3 chapters, was devoted to love scenes. Nothing inappropriate, mind you, but it was painfully slow during those chapters. The story was okay, just a little too romancey for my liking.
Narration was good.
January 8, 2009
Wonderful narration and story
This was a really good story. Lots of adventure and suspense. The narrator was fantastic. His name is Roger Melin and his voice just lent itself perfectly to this type of story. I cannot thank him enough for his wonderful job. Please do more volunteering at Librivox.